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Acropolis and Ancient Theater

Address: north end of Sparta, Sparta, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Sparta
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The place is astonishing, as you have a great view down on Sparta. If you visit Sparta, you can take a nice walk right from the stadium (with a bronze statue of Leonidas king!) The theater is built right beneath the acropolis. Being destroyed by earthquakes (and more?) the place needs a lot of work. when we visited there was... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There is not much left of Spartan Acropolis, the most of monuments here are from roman times. First on a way to Acropolis you pass roman Acropolis walls, coming to the ruins of a Round Building, Rotunda. Then turning left after some 200 meters you reach the ruins of roman Theatre, large but mostly unexcavated. None the less the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

To visit Acropolis ancient city was one of my dream and thank to god my dream came true ! It was fantastic, i wish i would visit again.

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This location at the northern perifere of Sparta is a rather uninteresting area in olive groves, with some excavations, which are still underway. The view of modern Sparta from this site is excellent with the dramtic backdrop of the high mountains in the West.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Considering the fact that the ancient spartans didn't leave much for us to discover about them, i think this is amazing. I almost went back in time! Now, there are no information about the ruins at the site, and no signs or arrows on where to go, but if you just follow the road you will see the most important... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is nothing for tourists here; the ruins are simply strewn about, waiting for some day when archaeologists can have a closer look at them. Athens is where most of the money is being spent. So this is not a tourist trap, by any means, but there aren't anything here to explain things for you either.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Situated on a hillside just outside the town centre is a Roman amphitheatre and a jumble of stones that are. apparently, the ancient Acropolis of Sparta. There's no signage or visitor's centre, and you can't really get any feel for what the site might have looked like in the hey-day of Sparta in the 5th century BC.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I really wanted to see Sparta for its historic value but honestly I'm not Hellenistic enough to appreciate scattered ruins like this. They are just behind the Leonidas statue. Going in this region allowed us to discover the less known Mystra which was wonderful.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was really keen on visiting the historic location of Sparta, given the important role that city state played in Greek history. It is quite a nice experience, and you can wander the site as you please, and there are very few other travellers around, and no sight of tour groups. Very little of the city has actually been dug... More 

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Sparta, Greece
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The remains of some digs, without information signage, overlooks the Roman ampitheater and town; this site is pleasant for walking in but without a personal guide it will be difficult to gain much of archaeological or historical knowledge.

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